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Treatment of myofascial trigger points in common shoulder disorders by physical therapy: A randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN75722066]

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, November 2007
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Title
Treatment of myofascial trigger points in common shoulder disorders by physical therapy: A randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN75722066]
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, November 2007
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-8-107
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Authors

Carel Bron, Michel Wensing, Jo LM Franssen, Rob AB Oostendorp

Abstract

Shoulder disorders are a common health problem in western societies. Several treatment protocols have been developed for the clinical management of persons with shoulder pain. However available evidence does not support any protocol as being superior over others. Systematic reviews provide some evidence that certain physical therapy interventions (i.e. supervised exercises and mobilisation) are effective in particular shoulder disorders (i.e. rotator cuff disorders, mixed shoulder disorders and adhesive capsulitis), but there is an ongoing need for high quality trials of physical therapy interventions. Usually, physical therapy consists of active exercises intended to strengthen the shoulder muscles as stabilizers of the glenohumeral joint or perform mobilisations to improve restricted mobility of the glenohumeral or adjacent joints (shoulder girdle). It is generally accepted that a-traumatic shoulder problems are the result of impingement of the subacromial structures, such as the bursa or rotator cuff tendons. Myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) in shoulder muscles may also lead to a complex of symptoms that are often seen in patients diagnosed with subacromial impingement or rotator cuff tendinopathy. Little is known about the treatment of MTrPs in patients with shoulder disorders.The primary aim of this study is to investigate whether physical therapy modalities to inactivate MTrPs can reduce symptoms and improve shoulder function in daily activities in a population of chronic a-traumatic shoulder patients when compared to a wait-and-see strategy. In addition we investigate the recurrence rate during a one-year-follow-up period.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 476 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 97 20%
Student > Bachelor 76 16%
Student > Postgraduate 41 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 39 8%
Other 37 8%
Other 106 22%
Unknown 93 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 199 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 104 21%
Sports and Recreations 20 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 3%
Social Sciences 11 2%
Other 32 7%
Unknown 106 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 October 2015.
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#5,417,263
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#1,150
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#42,726
of 141,570 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#1
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